Sunday, 30 November 2014

Runner's World article on 2-hour marathon

This is definitely worth reading. Runner's World article on the possibility of running a marathon under two hours. It says a lot about the course, temperature, age, height and the other important factors.

That reminds me of  The Perfection Point by John Brenkus (Check out the Reading list page). He predicts that the fastest time anyone can ever run a marathon is just under two hours. 

Friday, 28 November 2014

Mauro Prosperi and his inspiring survival story at Marathon des Sables

Just read the story of  Mauro Prosperi who got lost during the Marathon des Sables in 1994 and survived after 10 days. He will be running 7000 km across Sahara next year. This is definitely worth reading.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Istanbul marathon done

Just finished the Istanbul Marathon in 3:59. Not a PR but I'm quite pleased with that.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Istanbul Marathon in three days

I'm heading to Istanbul tomorrow to run the Istanbul Marathon on Sunday. Last year I only managed to drag myself to the finish line and it turned out to be my slowest marathon. That was due to lack of training and running the first half of the race too fast.

I haven't really trained for marathon distance since then and my main focus was running ultra trail races, so a PR sounds too optimistic. But I am in better shape comparing to last year and I hope with pacing myself properly, I will be able to run better this year.

I'm sure no matter what happens this Sunday, I'm going to try my best and enjoy every single stride along the way.

Stay tuned